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90s Country Spinning Workout Playlist to Have You Ready to Run

90s Country Spinning Workout and Playlist

Country is hands down the most underrated genre for 90s workout songs! Seriously. This 90s country spinning workout playlist has some of the best songs for all your fast cardio needs: running, indoor cycling, sprints, HIIT, etc. And, if you’re a big country fan (or want to be), check out my list of best country workout songs.

Enjoy!

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (50-minute Workout)

  • Song 1: Hard @ chorus (resistance). Find a moderate intensity marching to the beat. At the chorus, maintain the RPM / speed, and add resistance to find hard intensity.
  • Song 2: Breathless @ chorus (speed). Find a moderate intensity marching to the beat. At the chorus, find breathless by increasing the RPM / speed.
  • Song 3: Climb. Increase resistance from moderate to hard, maintain the same RPM / speed. (Keep the resistance into the next song.)
  • Song 4: 30/30 breathless sprints with a heavy resistance.
Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” Kenny Chesney
Song 1: Hard @ chorus (resistance) “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” Shania Twain
Song 2: Breathless @ chorus (speed)“Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Brooks & Dunn
Song 3: Climb“Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks
Song 4: 30/30 sprints“Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson
Song 1: Hard @ chorus (resistance) “Ready to Run,” The Chicks
Song 2: Breathless @ chorus (speed) “I Like It, I Love It,” Tim McGraw
Song 3: Climb“Take It Back,” Reba McEntire
Song 4: 30/30 sprints“T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” Travis Tritt
Song 1: Hard @ chorus (resistance) “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn
Song 2: Breathless @ chorus (speed) “How Do You Like Me Now?” Toby Keith
Song 3: Climb“Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus
Song 4: 30/30 sprints“Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up),” Garth Brooks
Cool Down“Dust On The Bottle,” David Lee Murphy

Want to hear the songs?

  • I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here
  • You can also listen to them on my YouTube playlist here:

If you liked this spin routine, you’ll also like my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class.

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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This 90s Hip-hop Spinning Workout Playlist Will Knock You Out

90s Hip-hop Spinning Workout Playlist

If you want a spin routine or workout playlist that will leave you breathless, the energy in R&B and hip-hop 90s workout songs is unmatched. The beat will vibrate off the walls, the lyrics will rattle around your head, and the sweat will be dripping down your back in no time. This 90s hip-hop spinning workout playlist has all the great songs to transport you to a time when bucket hats were cool… er, first cool.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (60-minute Workout)

  1. Song 1: Moderate intensity, find hard intensity at the chorus. If you have a monitor, ask participants to increase their RPM / speed by 10 to increase intensity.
  2. Song 2: Moderate intensity, find breathless intensity at the chorus. If you have a monitor, ask participants to increase their RPM / speed by 15-20 to increase intensity.
  3. Song 3: Jumps. Cue jumps how you normally would. These songs have a great beat for moving in and out of the saddle.
  4. Song 4: 30/30 breathless sprints.

The 90s Hip-hop and R&B Spinning Workout Routine and Playlist

Series Song / Workout Song
Warm up “I Wish,” Skee-Lo
Song 1: Mod intensity, +10 RPM at chorus. “Mama Said Knock You Out,” LL COOL J
Song 2: Mod intensity, +15-20 RPM at chorus. “Boom! Shake the Room,” DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Fresh Prince
Song 3: Jumps“Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-A-Lot
Song 4: 30/30 breathless sprints“Back That Thang Up,” JUVENILE, Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne
Song 1: Mod intensity, +10 RPM at chorus. “This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan, Wino
Song 2: Mod intensity, +15-20 RPM at chorus. “Jump,” Kris Kross
Song 3: Jumps“Rump Shaker,” Wreckx-N-Effect
Song 4: 30/30 breathless sprints“Motownphilly,” Boyz II Men
Song 1: Mod intensity, +10 RPM at chorus. “Where My Girls At,” 702
Song 2: Mod intensity, +15-20 RPM at chorus“Thong Song,” Sisqo
Song 3: Jumps“Jump Around,” House of Pain
Song 4: 30/30 breathless sprints“Tootsee Roll,” 69 Boyz
Cool Down“Pony,” Ginuwine

Want to hear the songs?

  • You can also ride to all the songs as a pre-set playlist on YouTube here.

If you liked this spin routine, you’ll also like my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class.

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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90s Hard Rock Spinning Workout Playlist to Smell Like Lean Spirit

90s Hard Rock Spinning Workout Playlist

If you want 90s workout songs that will push you harder than you’ve ever gone, this hard rock routine is THE ONE. There’s something about hard rock songs that stir something deep inside of you and bring out energy you didn’t know you have. Plus, I’ve got a bunch of the 90s headliners: Pearl Jam, Metallica, AC/DC, Nirvana, and Rage Against The Machine. Give this routine a spin–you won’t regret it!

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series

  • Song 1: Seated climb, starting moderate intensity and ending hard intensity through adding resistance and increasing RPM / speed.
  • Song 2: Maintain the resistance from the song prior, start seated at hard intensity. Once it gets too hard to maintain a smooth pedal stroke, stand up and then continue to add resistance until you find hard again.
  • Song 3: Maintain the resistance from the song prior. Start at the hard intensity standing and continue until you find a breathless finish. Can be seated or standing.
  • Song 4: Breathless sprints. Time interval increases with each series.

Enjoy!

The 90s Hard Rock Spinning Routine and Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Even Flow,” Pearl Jam
Song 1: Climb 1“Enter Sandman,” Metallica
Song 2: Climb 2“Zombie,” The Cranberries
Song 3: Climb 3“Thunderstruck,” AC/DC
Song 4: 30/30 sprints“Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana
Song 1: Climb 1“The Beautiful People,” Marilyn Manson
Song 2: Climb 2“If Only,” Queens of the Stone Age
Song 3: Climb 3“Heart-Shaped Box,” Nirvana
Song 4: 45/45 sprints“Are You Gonna Go My Way,” Lenny Kravitz
Song 1: Climb 1“Killing In The Name,” Rage Against The Machine
Song 2: Climb 2“My Hero,” Foo Fighters
Song 3: Climb 3“Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” The Smashing Pumpkins
Song 4: 60/60 sprints “You Could Be Mine,” Guns N’ Roses (final recovery will bleed into the cool down)
Cool Down “Creep,” Radiohead

Want to hear the songs?

  • I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.
  • You can also listen to the entire playlist on YouTube here:

If you liked this spin routine, you’ll also like my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class.

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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90s Alt Rock Spinning Workout Playlist To Go The Distance

90s Alternative Rock Spinning Workout Playlist

Some of my all-time FAVORITE 90s workout songs to put into an spinning playlist and routine are alternative rock songs. These songs are high-energy with a strong beat, strong lyrics, and just the right dash of emotional impact. This spinning routine has some of my favorite 90s alt rock artists: Green Day, No Doubt, blink-182, and Weezer.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (60-minute class)

  • Song 1: Climb from moderate intensity to hard. 30-second breathless interval to finish.
  • Song 2: Climb from moderate intensity to hard (allowing for sprint recovery in beginning). 45-second breathless interval to finish.
  • Song 3: Climb from moderate intensity to hard (allowing for sprint recovery in beginning). 60-second breathless interval to finish.
  • Song 4: Surprise sprints. (Surprise riders with an interval length, i.e. 30-second breathless, go!)
  • Song 5: Pyramid RPM Drill. Do a 30-second interval at each intensity: Moderate, Hard, Breathless, Hard, Moderate. Maintain resistance and only change RPM / speed.
  • Song 6: Pyramid Resistance Drill. Do a 45-second interval at each intensity: Moderate, Hard, Breathless, Hard, Moderate. Maintain RPM / speed and only increase resistance.
  • Song 7: Pyramid Drill (mix RPM and resistance). Do a 30-second interval at each intensity: Moderate, Hard, Breathless, Hard, Moderate. Use both RPM / speed and resistance to change intensity.
  • Song 8: Surprise sprints.

The 90s Alt Rock Spinning Workout Playlist and Routine

Series / SongSong
Warm up“All For You,” Sister Hazel
Song 1: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“Run-Around,” Blues Traveler
Song 2: Climb w/ 45-second breathless“The Distance,” CAKE
Song 3: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“Inside Out,” Eve 6
Song 4: Surprise sprints“I’ll Be There for You,” The Rembrandts
Song 5: Pyramid RPM Drill“Come Out and Play,” The Offspring
Song 6: Pyramid Resistance Drill“Enter Sandman,” Metallica
Song 7: Pyramid (Both) Drill“One Week,” Barenaked Ladies
Song 8: Surprise sprints“Just A Girl,” No Doubt
Song 9: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“Freak of the Week,” Marvelous 3
Song 10: Climb w/ 45-second breathless“How Bizarre,” OMC
Song 11: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“What’s My Age Again?” blink-182
Song 12: Surprise sprints“Basket Case,” Green Day
Song 13: Pyramid RPM Drill“Friday I’m In Love,” The Cure
Song 14: Pyramid Resistance Drill“Only Wanna Be With You,” Hootie & The Blowfish
Song 15: Pyramid (Both) Drill“Buddy Holly,” Weezer
Song 16: Cool Down “Semi-charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind

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I’m Obsessed With This International Women’s Day Spin Routine and Workout Playlist

International Women's Day Spin Routine

On International Women’s Day, there’s an unwritten (and obvious!) rule that you can only play spin routines and workout songs by female artists (or artists that identify as female). These are the facts. I have been DYING to share this Pop Powerhouses playlist because it has nearly all of my favorite female artists belting out some of their most popular songs. With International Women’s Day approaching, this feels like the perfect way to celebrate your favorite females in your life.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (45-minute class)

  • Song 1: Quick feet at moderate intensity, find hard intensity at the chorus through increasing resistance.
  • Song 2: Climb, seated. (Adding resistance to take you from moderate to hard.)
  • Song 3: Climb, standing. (Maintain the resistance from the prior song, starting at moderate/hard intensity standing and adding until you find breathless at the very end.)
  • Song 4: 30/30 interval sprints.

Bonus: between each series, I added a surprise sprints. I’ll throw out a random sprint interval for riders to do. Keep doing it (with appropriate recovery periods in between) until the song ends.

The International Women’s Day Spin Routine and Workout Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Bang, Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
Song 1: Quick Feet“Get the Party Started,” P!nk
Song 2: Climb, Seated“Worth It,” Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink
Song 3: Climb, Standing“Havana,” Camila Cabello, Young Thug
Song 4: 30/30 Intervals“I Want You,” Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Surprise Sprints!“Just A Girl,” No Doubt
Song 1: Quick Feet“Lose My Breath,” Destiny’s Child
Song 2: Climb, Seated“Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pat Benatar
Song 3: Climb, Standing“Nasty,” Janet Jackson
Song 4: 30/30 Intervals“Ain’t Your Mama,” Jennifer Lopez
Surprise Sprints!“One Way Or Another,” Blondie
Song 1: Quick Feet“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
Song 2: Climb, Seated“Toxic,” Britney Spears
Song 3: Climb, Standing“Material Girl,” Madonna
Song 4: 30/30 Intervals“Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
Cool Down“I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Whitney Houston

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

I also added a few more songs to the end of my Spotify playlist that didn’t make the cut for this routine:

  • “No Scrubs,” TLC
  • “Dirrty,” Christina Aguilera, Redman
  • “Me & U,” Cassie
  • “Oops!…I Did It Again,” Britney Spears
  • “Like a Prayer,” Madonna
  • “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, P!nk
  • “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” Janet Jackson
  • “Rhythm Nation,” Janet Jackson
  • “Sorry Not Sorry,” Demi Lovato

If you liked this spin routine, you’ll also like my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class.

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Daylight Savings Time Workout Spin Routine and Playlist

Spin Routine of the Week: Daylight Savings Ride

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. This week, we have a special spin routine to celebrate Daylight Savings Time and Spring. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

With Daylight Savings Time (DST) starting on Sunday, I put together a fun DST-themed spin routine and playlist for this week.

I’m OBSESSED with how it starts. I picked a solid warm up with “Sunshine,” by OneRepublic. We’re knee deep in winter and all desperate for that little bit ‘o sunshine! But, it gets better. (I have to say so much during warm up that I don’t like to play my “best” songs until afterwards.)

My fave is next: “My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark,” Fall Out Boy. I love the idea that we’ve been up to some mischief this winter and Patrick Stump is exposing us all. The rest of the ride is a great mix of sunshine-y, happy-go-lucky anthems and songs about flowers and lights and simply enjoying the new season.

  • P.S. If you’re planning ahead, you may want to check out my St. Patrick’s Day spin routine. I’ve been perfecting it for years, and it’s truly one of my favorites to teach!
  • P.P.S. I also put together a list of Oldies Workout Songs (from the 60s, 70s, and 80s) that you might like. I’m uniquely qualified to create it, given I’m born in the 1900s (read: 1990, which I guess is old now 😉). LMK if there are any classics I missed!

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (50-minute class)

The series includes the following four exercises, done three times through.

  1. Song 1: Climb w/ Breathless Sprints at Chorus. Add resistance throughout the song to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, maintain the resistance and increase pace / RPM to find breathless.
  2. Song 2: Jumps. These songs have a really strong, steady beat. I like to cue jumps or something similar.
  3. Song 3: Standing Climb w/ Seated Hard Intensity at Chorus. It’s all in the title. Riders should stand out of the saddle with moderate resistance, increasing periodically to find hard intensity by the end. At the chorus, maintain resistance, have a seat, and surge to find hard intensity without getting fully breathless.
  4. Song 4: 20/20/20 intervals. 20 seconds moderate, 20 seconds hard, 20 seconds breathless.

The Daylight Savings Time Spin Routine & Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Sunshine,” OneRepublic
Song 1: Climb, Breathless @ Chorus“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark,” Fall Out Boy
Song 2: Jumps“Soak Up The Sun,” Sheryl Crow
Song 3: Standing Climb, Seated Hard @ Chorus“Sunroof,” Nicky Youre, dazy
Song 4: 20/20/20 intervals“Light Switch,” Charlie Puth
Song 1: Climb, Breathless @ Chorus“Mr. Brightside,” The Killers
Song 2: Jumps“She’s Kinda Hot,” 5 Seconds of Summer (explicit; option to replace w/ “Pocketful of Sunshine,” Natasha Bedingfield)
Song 3: Standing Climb, Seated Hard @ Chorus“Lights,” Ellie Goulding
Song 4: 20/20/20 intervals“Sweat – Remix,” Snoop Dogg, David Guetta
Song 1: Climb, Breathless @ Chorus“Lights and Sounds,” Yellowcard
Song 2: Jumps“Flowers,” Miley Cyrus
Song 3: Standing Climb, Seated Hard @ Chorus“Bright Lights Bigger City,” CeeLo Green
Song 4: 20/20/20 intervals“Walking On Sunshine,” Katrina & The Waves
Cool Down“I Can See Clearly Now,” Johnny Nash

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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Leap Day Indoor Cycling Playlist (Spin Routine of the Week #017)

Spin Routine of the Week: Leap Day Livin'

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. This week, we have a special indoor cycling routine to celebrate Leap Day. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

This Thursday, February 29 is Leap Day! That means an extra day for all of us, but, more importantly, a birthday for all Leap Year babies to celebrate!

I love the idea that Leap Year babies are one-fourth their real age—since they only have a birthday every four years. I like to think that while Leap Year babies may be perfectly mature, they’re actually kids at heart.

And, I’m using that as inspiration for my Leap Day ride: how can we better tap into our inner child / let ourselves be a kid again?

I’ve got a fun ride planned, and read through to the end—I share motivational, thought-provoking cue ideas to accompany the ride.

P.S. If you’re planning ahead, you may want to check out my St. Patrick’s Day spin routines. I’ve been perfecting it for years, and it’s truly one of my favorites to teach!

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (50-minute class)

The series includes the following three exercises, done four times through.

  1. Song 1: Joy ride. Channel how it used to feel riding your bike around your neighborhood street. Find a moderate, comfortable intensity and then increase intensity to find hard at the chorus. Riders can opt for in or out of the saddle. Focus on letting yourself feel free and unencumbered from adult responsibilities.
  2. Song 2: Jumps. Can’t do a Leap Day ride without jumps. (Jumps are basically leaps, right?!) Cue jumps as you normally would. I like to cue a pyramid, where riders will switch from in the saddle to out of the saddle for long stretches of time, then it gets shorter and shorter until you reach the middle of the song, and then the intervals get longer again.
  3. Song 3: 30 seconds hard / 30 seconds breathless. Explore using the resistance, pace, and sitting/standing to find breathless during those intervals.

The Leap Day Indoor Cycling Playlist and Routine

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm Up“Jump,” Van Halen
Song 1: Joy Ride“Jump Right In,” Zac Brown Band
Song 2: Jumps“Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” Destiny’s Child
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” USHER, Pitbull
Song 1: Joy Ride“Jump Then Fall,” Taylor Swift
Song 2: Jumps“Hey Mickey,” Toni Basil
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“Grow Up,” Simple Plan
Song 1: Joy Ride“Gonna Be My Day,” Vanessa Hudgens, My Little Pony
Song 2: Jumps“Forever Young,” BLACKPINK
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“Leap of Faith,” Bullet For My Valentine
Song 1: Joy Ride“Jump Around,” House of Pain
Song 2: Jumps“When I Grow Up,” The Pussycat Dolls
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“JUMPIN,” Pitbull, Lil Jon
Cool Down“Forever Young,” Rod Stewart

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Leap Day Workout Outfit Ideas

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Leap Day Workout Outfits and Aesthetic

Women’s Outfit: Retro Mickey & Minnie Shirt (Amazon) | Black Sports Bra (Amazon) | Seafoam Green Leggings (Amazon)

Men’s Outfit: Retro Goofy Movie Shirt (Amazon) | 80s Windbreaker (Amazon) | Yellow Workout Shorts (Amazon)

Cueing Corner

  • For the first Joy Ride: Use visualization cues. Transport the class back to the days they would ride their bike around their neighborhood. We felt light and free, enjoying the wind in our face and the burn in our legs as we raced our friends down the street.
  • For the second Joy Ride: Pose a question. What would “Younger You” think of the person you’ve become? (i.e. Younger Me would be stoked I landed such a catch for my husband! Younger Me would also be devastated by my lack of sequins and sparkle in my closet and shocked that I spend so much time in front of a computer every day.) Encourage participants to think through positives and negatives—and can keep it as lighthearted (or not) as they want.
  • For the third Joy Ride: Set an objective. What is something you want to do (or stop doing) in honor of “Younger Me”? (i.e. For me, I want to dress in brighter colors, with more sparkles and velvets. I want the way I dress to reflect the vibrancy of my life and personality.)
  • For the final two breathless intervals: Use “Younger Me” as motivation during your breathless intervals. Ride for your new objective. Ride for all of the love and nurturing you want to share with “Younger You”. Ride for your inner child, and living our lives in a way that honors and nourishes ourselves.

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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President’s Day Spinning Playlist and Routine (Spin Routine of the Week #016)

President's Day Spin Routine and Playlist

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. This week, we have a President’s Day spin routine and playlist. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

Monday is President’s Day! This President’s Day-themed playlist and spin routine is sooo good—almost as good as getting the day off from work.

This playlist is a mix of songs about the good ‘ol USA and songs about being in charge. (Can’t get much more in charge than being the highest ranked official in the U.S., huh?)

P.S. Any last-minute Valentine’s Day celebrators? I’ve got you covered with five different Valentine’s Day indoor cycling routines and playlists for all different kinds of love.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do twice or three times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (45-minute class)

The series includes the following three exercises, done four times through.

  1. Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find hard intensity.
  2. Song 2: Jumps. Maintain the same resistance and pace, coming in and out of the saddle. I like to teach jumps in a pyramid, where we go in the saddle for 16 counts, out of the saddle for 16 counts, then 8, 8, 4, 4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 8, 8, and finish with 16 in, 16, out. And, do it all again.
  3. Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus. Find a hard effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find breathless intensity.

The President’s Day Spin Routine and Playlist

Series Song / Workout Song
Warm up “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“American Country Love Song,” Jake Owen
Song 2: Jumps“BO$$,” Fifth Harmony
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“Presidential,” Youngbloodz
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“Bossy,” Kelis, Too $hort
Song 2: Jumps“American Woman,” Lenny Kravitz
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“R.O.C.K. In The USA,” John Mellencamp
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“Run the World (Girls),” Beyonce
Song 2: Jumps“Boss’ Life,” Snoop Dogg, Akon
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“American Girl,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“American Idiot,” 5 Seconds of Summer
Song 2: Jumps“BOSS,” NXTMIKE, Kip Wolfe
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” Panic! At The Disco
Cool Down“Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

President’s Day Workout Outfit Ideas

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Women’s Outfit: High-waisted Leggings in Red (Amazon) | Flowy Workout Top in White (Amazon) | | USA Sweatshirt in Navy Blue (Amazon) | Tiem Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe in Navy (Amazon)

Men’s Outfit: Workout Shorts in Red (Amazon) | Indoor Cycling Socks in White (Amazon) | USMNT Logo Shirt in Chest Crest Logo (Amazon)

Catch ya next week!

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The Most Romantic Indoor Cycling Valentine’s Day Routine and Playlist

Indoor Cycling Routine #015: Valentine's Day Romance

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Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means love is in the sweaty air that’s fogging up your spin class windows. (You’re welcome for that visualization. Ha!)

This week, our theme is romantic love. If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate V-day in your classes, check out these Valentine’s Day themed rides:

ICYMI, I’ve also got a fun Super Bowl vs. Taylor Swift themed ride to play THIS WEEK as we head into the Super Bowl next Sunday.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do twice or three times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (45-minute class)

The series includes the following three exercises, done three times through. In between each series, I added a Tabata sprint (20 seconds breathless, 10 second recovery; done 8x through).

  1. Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find hard intensity.
  2. Song 2: MHHB. Do 30 seconds each: moderate, hard, harder, and breathless intensity. 2 x through.
  3. Song 3: Moderate / breathless at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find breathless intensity.

Valentine’s Day Indoor Cycling Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Higher Love,” Kygo, Whitney Houston
Song 1: Moderate / Hard at Chorus“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
Song 2: MHHB“I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis
Song 3: Moderate / Breathless at Chorus“Accidentally In Love,” Counting Crows
Tabata“Got My Mind Set on You,” George Harrison
Song 1: Moderate / Hard at Chorus“Lil Boo Thang,” Paul Russell
Song 2: MHHB“Fantasy,” Mariah Carey
Song 3: Moderate / Breathless at Chorus“As Long as You Love Me,” Backstreet Boys
Tabata“I’m So Excited,” Pointer Sisters
Song 1: Moderate / Hard at Chorus“Love On Top,” Beyonce
Song 2: MHHB“Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” Belinda Carlisle
Song 3: Moderate / Breathless at Chorus“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift
Cool Down “L-O-V-E,” Nat King Cole

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.


Valentine’s Day Workout Outfit Ideas

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Women’s Outfit: Cropped Workout Jacket in Black (Amazon) | Workout Leggings in Hot Pink (Amazon) | TIEM Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe in Black (Amazon) | Cropped Puffer Vest in Rose Red (Amazon) | Heart Earrings in Double Heart (Amazon)

Men’s Outfit: King of Hearts T-shirt in White (Amazon) | Workout Shorts in Black (Amazon) | Nike’s Men’s Crew Socks in University Red (Amazon) | Adidas Shower Slides in Core Black (Amazon)

See more Valentine’s Day workout outfit ideas here.


Cueing Corner

Add some levity to your Valentine’s Day routine with lighthearted and silly dating-related metaphors, like:

  • Sprint like it’s 2 AM and you see your ex’s name in your Caller ID.
  • Give your hardest effort without getting breathless, like your ex’s new fling is watching and you want to look like you’ve got it handled.
  • For Tabata, which is 8 reps, let’s do a rep for every guy or gal you ghosted last year—or that ghosted YOU!

Catch ya next week!

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The Super Bowl vs. Taylor Swift Spin Routine and Playlist

Super Bowl vs. Taylor Swift Spin Routine and Playlist

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. This week’s spin routine and playlist is a classic: the Super Bowl vs. Taylor Swift. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

Who doesn’t like Taylor Swift?!

It’s me. Hi, I’m the problem. It’s me…

Well, only for the next two weeks because…I’m a 49ers fan! And, we’re going to the Super Bowl!!

For those that don’t keep up with the ‘ol sports ball, the Chiefs and the 49ers are competing in the Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11, 2024 in Vegas. And, I expect the Chiefs’ No. 1 fan—Ms. Taylor Swift herself—to be in attendance along with a mile-long list of other celebrities.

Here’s what I love about this playlist:

  1. It has a wide range of genres represented. Usually, when you choose a “versus” mashup, you get two genres. Not this time.
  2. It has something for everyone. We got a lil’ something for the sports fans, a lil’ something for the Taylor fans, and a lil’ something for the folks that don’t care about either.
  3. It’s fun! You’ll find both surprise and delights and sing alongs!

P.S. If you’re planning ahead, I have a few Valentine’s Day spin routines and playlists already live on my blog for you to bookmark.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do twice or three times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (45-minute class)

The series includes the following four exercises, done done three times through.

  1. Song 1: Moderate / Hard Stand at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, add enough resistance to stand and increase the pace to find hard intensity.
  2. Song 2: Climb 1 – seated. Stay seated for the duration of the song and add resistance to increase intensity from moderate to hard.
  3. Song 3: Climb 2 – standing. Maintain the resistance from the prior song. Stand and climb for the full song, increasing resistance from moderate/hard (made easier by standing) to hard.
  4. Song 4: Climb 3 – breathless. Maintain resistance from prior song. Continue to add resistance, in and out of the saddle, find breathless by the end. (Can choose the breathless interval to finish – 30 seconds? 1 min.?)

The Super Bowl vs. Taylor Swift Spin Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Monday Night Football,” John Parr
Song 1: Moderate / Hard Stand at Chorus“You Belong With Me (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift
Song 2: Climb seated“The Champion,” Carrie Underwood, Ludacris
Song 3: Climb standing“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift
Song 4: Climb breathless“We Fly High,” Jim Jones
Song 1: Moderate / Hard Stand at Chorus“Shake It Off (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift
Song 2: Climb seated“Champion,” Fall Out Boy
Song 3: Climb standing“Look What You Made Me Do,” Taylor Swift
Song 4: Climb breathless“Wanna Be A Baller,” Lil’ Troy, Yungstar, Fat Pat, Lil’ Will, H.A.W.K. of D.E.A.
Song 1: Moderate / Hard Stand at Chorus“Message In A Bottle (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift
Song 2: Climb seated“Touchdown Turnaround (Don’t Give Up On Me),” Hellogoodbye
Song 3: Climb standing“Cruel Summer,” Taylor Swift
Song 4: Climb breathless“Legends Are Made,” Sam Tinnesz
Cool Down“We Are The Champions,” Queen

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.